Siemens Healthineers introduces advanced PET/CT technology to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, revolutionizing patient care for this region



Siemens Healthineers is proud to announce the installation of the Biograph Vision 600 PET/CT scanner at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie, Ontario. This significant advancement marks the first placement of such leading-edge technology in the region, offering a new horizon of diagnostic precision and patient care within Simcoe Muskoka.

With the capacity to provide highly personalized patient experiences and efficient workflow, the Siemens Healthineers Biograph Vision 600 represents the latest generation in PET/CT technology that enables sophisticated clinical applications across oncology, neurology, cardiology, and beyond.

The expansion of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals has significantly increased the demand for advanced PET/CT imaging. This surge in need spans various medical specialties, emphasizing the importance of versatile and high-performance equipment. The introduction of the Siemens Healthineers Biograph Vision 600 to RVH helps to address the growing demand, ensuring patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic services.

"Bringing the Biograph Vision 600 to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre represents a significant milestone in our mission to transform care delivery," said Richard Newman, Director of Sales at Siemens Healthineers Canada. "The introduction of this advanced technology emphasizes our dedication to assisting healthcare providers like RVH in offering superior care to their communities."

The RVH is the only hospital equipped with such technology from Sudbury to Newmarket, making it a cornerstone for advanced diagnostic imaging in the region. Approximately 600 patients annually are expected to benefit directly from this technology, eliminating the need for extensive travel for advanced imaging services.

The installation of the Biograph Vision 600 was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario), the provincial government, and generous contributions from local businesses and philanthropists. This partnership underscores the community's dedication to enhancing healthcare infrastructure and accessibility in Barrie and the surrounding areas.

“This new PET/CT at RVH gives our talented physicians and medical teams the ability to detect certain cancers earlier and more accurately, which means they can provide more precise and personalized treatments for cancer patients,” says Gail Hunt, RVH President and CEO. “It will allow us to advance important research initiatives that could create new life-saving discoveries. This kind of equipment will also help us attract and retain the best and brightest talent.”

With the Biograph Vision 600 now operational, RVH is poised to conduct over 1,000 scans annually, significantly impacting patient care through timely and accurate diagnostics. This milestone reinforces Siemens Healthineers' role in driving innovation in healthcare and supports RVH's mission to offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical services to the rapidly growing population of the Simcoe Muskoka region.

About Siemens Healthineers: 

Siemens Healthineers pioneers breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere. Sustainably. The company is a global provider of healthcare equipment, solutions and services, with activities in more than 180 countries and direct representation in more than 70. The group comprises Siemens Healthineers AG, listed as SHL in Frankfurt, Germany, and its subsidiaries. As a leading medical technology company, Siemens Healthineers is committed to improving access to healthcare for underserved communities worldwide and is striving to overcome the most threatening diseases. The company is principally active in the areas of imaging, diagnostics, cancer care and minimally invasive therapies, augmented by digital technology and artificial intelligence. In fiscal 2023, which ended on September 30, 2023, Siemens Healthineers had approximately 71,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of around €21.7 billion. Further information is available at www.siemens-healthineers.com.